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Revealed: The House GOPís Debt-Ceiling Plan
National Review ^ | 09/26/2013 | Jonathan Strong

Posted on 09/26/2013 7:27:58 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Below is an outline of the GOP’s debt-ceiling bill obtained by National Review Online. The document originated from the House Appropriations Committee staff and is dated yesterday. A GOP-leadership aide says there are some differences between this and their latest summary, so take that for what it’s worth. As always with the House Republicans, it is subject to discussion from members, many of whom are quite vocal in providing their input on such plans.

House leadership is planning to pass the bill as early as Saturday. The bill itself is expected to be released imminently. The outline is not a huge surprise — most of the provisions have been floated or leaked, but it’s interesting to see the breadth of the demands laid out on paper.

Voting to increase the debt ceiling is always a brutal vote for lawmakers, because it’s very unpopular with their constituents back home. House conservatives also worry about undermining the Senate process and particularly Senator Ted Cruz’s fight in that chamber. For example, there have been efforts to keep the House’s plans under the radar until after the final cloture vote in order not to hinder Cruz’s push for the GOP to filibuster.

  • One Year Debt Limit Increase

    • Not a dollar amount increase, but suspending the debt limit until the end of December 2014.

      • Similar to what we did earlier this year.

    • Want the year long to align with the year delay of Obamacare.

  • One Year Obamacare delay

  • Tax Reform Instructions

    • Similar to a bill we passed last fall, laying out broad from Ryan Budget principles for what tax reform should look like.

    • Gives fast track authority for tax reform legislation

  • Energy and regulatory reforms to promote economic growth

    • Includes pretty much every jobs bill we have passed this year and last Congress

    • All of these policies have important positive economic effects.

    • Energy provisions

      • Keystone Pipeline

      • Coal Ash regulations

      • Offshore drilling

      • Energy production on federal lands

      • EPA Carbon regulations

    • Regulatory reform

      • REINS Act

      • Regulatory process reform

      • Consent decree reform

      • Blocking Net Neutrality

  • Mandatory Spending Reforms

    • Mostly from the sequester replacement bills we passed last year

    • Federal Employee retirement reform

    • Ending the Dodd Frank bailout fund

    • Transitioning CFPB funding to Appropriations

    • Child Tax Credit Reform to prevent fraud

    • Repealing the Social Services Block grant

  • Health Spending Reforms

    • Means testing Medicare

    • Repealing a Medicaid Provider tax gimmick

    • Tort reform

    • Altering Disproportion Share Hospitals

    • Repealing the Public Health trust Fund



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: bankrupt; broke; congress; debt; debtceiling; spending
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To: NELSON111

Hi NELSON, I hope you are well.

Perhaps the delay until end of December is to accommodate GOPers running for re-election? They can’t be expected to be shackled in Washington while there are votes to be gathered. Can they?

Gwjack


21 posted on 09/26/2013 8:01:08 AM PDT by gwjack (May God give America His richest blessings.)
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To: Graewoulf; jimbo123
RE :”1.) DEFUND Obamacare in 2013; and..”

Thats plan A. It looks like the House is now proposing plan B just in case plan A fails to get passed.

If Obamacare gets defunded then their proposal makes no sense.

Tells me that Bohner doesnt plan on being the shutdown/defund hero if Reid is successful and this release is a preemptive strike. But you figured that out already.

22 posted on 09/26/2013 8:09:22 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs; Graewoulf; jimbo123

Here’s the plan in 2 sentences:

Whatever Obama threatens to “shut down,” immediately appropriate the funds to prevent the “shutdown. BUT ADD A RIDER TO EVERY FUND APPROPRIATIONS BILL — NO FUNDS FOR OBAMACARE.


23 posted on 09/26/2013 8:33:08 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: sickoflibs; Graewoulf; jimbo123

And continue this ad nauseaum.


24 posted on 09/26/2013 8:33:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Yup. It is called staying on the OFFENSE !


25 posted on 09/26/2013 8:44:14 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Timber Rattler

The grass isn’t tall enough


26 posted on 09/26/2013 8:46:01 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: NELSON111

The problem though, is that if ObamaCare is funded - it will NEVER be repealed. Period

Federal programs like this never go away. They might get renamed, but they don’t go away, they only grow bigger, less efficient, and more expensive. Period.

Even the supposed Welfare reforms of the Clinton days didn’t really get rid of Welfare, it just shifted programs, renamed programs, and “shuffled the deck”. And the few tiny improvements (like requirements to work) have been removed by Obummer...


27 posted on 09/26/2013 8:48:01 AM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: TheBattman
>>>Federal programs like this never go away. They might get renamed, but they don’t go away, they only grow bigger, less efficient, and more expensive. Period.

I disagree. There are instances in the past, as was pointed out on Hannity yesterday by Cornyn (rare moment of clarity), where funded federal programs have been done away with. The the seniors showed up and started pounding on cars...The Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988 was repealed.

I have NO DOUBTS the revolt will be MASSIVE. A year delay gives the dems time to buy off their voters...and there is NO WAY it gets repealed after a year delay. NONE. Now...if it could be delayed until 2018...and we have a GOP president, house and senate...then yes.

But right now...the only hope is a massive revolt...and that won't happen until people are made painfully aware of the truth.

Ask yourself ONE question: If Joe M from WV is for a delay...and the GOP-E is for a delay...do you really think this is the best way? We spend all of our time bashing the GOP-E on this site...and yet now we are going to trust them?

Not me. They're up to something.

28 posted on 09/26/2013 10:52:58 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: gwjack
>>>Perhaps the delay until end of December is to accommodate GOPers running for re-election? They can’t be expected to be shackled in Washington while there are votes to be gathered. Can they?

Not sure....but I do know this: I do not trust Boehner. I do not trust the GOP-E. If they think this is a good idea...I naturally have to be suspect of it. What have they done in good faith and in the best interests of the American People.

29 posted on 09/26/2013 10:57:19 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: NELSON111

Not sure I understand what your argument is vs what I posted. My statement was about the FUNDING of ObamaCare, not the delay. The delay in question puts the whole thing off until after the next big election cycle - which is NO HELP at all - this needs to be issue #1 next Fall! IF the delay in question is taken - the issue becomes immediately forgotten. The Sheep have very short attention spans.

I am all about a total defunding and starting over to address the real issues, not a massive, and super-expensive, economy-killing kludge like the PPACA (which protects very few, and is pretty much unaffordable for many).


30 posted on 09/26/2013 11:29:32 AM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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